Justice League Headquarters was virtually destroyed in an attack by the Hand of Vengeance, a metahuman gang of vigilantes lead by the notorious criminal Star Sapphire. The Hand was aided by Bizarro, causing the League to believe that Star and Lex were now working together.
Members of the Hand known as 'Vendetta' and 'Hellfire' had been captured and taken into custody. Other members 'Eviscerator' and 'Darkstar' had surrendered themselves willingly to the Justice League.
The Martian Manhunter (J'onn J'onzz) had left to pursue Star Sapphire and Bizarro.
Kevin Grady, the Justice League's current leader, was being moved to a more secure part of the compound. He was accompanied by
The other Justice League members lost contact with them during the battle. When the battle was over Bart Allen (AKA Flash) found them on the ground within the compound. Kevin had been shot several times.
Green Arrow contacted Bart with his communicator. "Check Kevin first", he said.
Bart replied, "Kevin didn't make it. He's gone.
A second later Bart appeared before the other league members, which included Green Arrow, Arthur Curry, Huntress and Black Canary. Bart lowered
They waited a few minutes for the sun to revive
"He's gone", Oliver said.
Bart stared down at
"What?", Oliver asked.
Bart turned around, looked Green Arrow in the eyes, and said, "
Oliver was puzzled as to what Bart meant. He wondered if Bart was referring to a prediction by Jordan Cross, a former Justice League leader. He said, "There's nothing more we can do. We're on the top of a mountain. J'onn is off chasing Star and Bizarro, and out of communications range. We can't possibly get
"We can lift him up", Bart said, and proceeded to lift up
Arthur Curry and Huntress were still in a state of shock from the battle. They stared at Bart, bewildered.
Oliver said to Arthur and Huntress, "Well? Are you going to stand there guys or are you going to help us?", and he walked toward Bart, helping him with
Arthur, Huntress, and Black Canary joined them. Together they stood beneath